Stellar spots for sightseeing across Indiana’s northern region, from craft beer to old-school roller skating.
450 West 100 NorthValparaiso, IN 46385
See the amazing story of America’s railroads unfold at Taltree Arboretum Railway Garden, an elaborate model railway tableau.
Located in Lakeville, Ind.
The historic Rouch Barn, a sterling example of a circular barn, is one of Indiana’s many Heritage Barns—find out more at indianabarns.org.
1011 North Main StreetElkhart, IN 46514
A supersized garden on Main Street celebrates Indiana’s 200th birthday with a historical quilt pattern lit by a custom sculpture inspired by the fall Bicentennial Torch Relay. You can see it for free from May 30 to October 1.
Bulldog Brewing Company1409 119th StreetWhiting IN, 46394See ssbrewerytrail.com for all locations.
The tap never runs dry along the South Shore Brewery Trail, home to 19 breweries and counting. It winds from Whiting in northeast Indiana all the way to LaPorte; for a map of where to stop for your next beer, go to ssbrewerytrail.com.
South Bend, IN 46637
The gleaming Golden Dome welcomes you to the stately campus of the University of Notre Dame, a great place to tour or tailgate before a big game.
6975 North Ray RoadFremont, IN 46737
Stay in a tipi or safari tent at Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve, where 250 buffalo roam 400 acres of land.
14583 State Road 120Bristol, IN 46507
Lace up your skates and let the good times roll on the wood-floored roller-skating rink at Eby’s Family Fun, which dates back to 1954.
103 E Waterford StreetWakarusa, IN 46573
Candy junkies will go crazy for the Wakarusa Dime Store, packed with Pop Rocks, Mary Janes and other nostalgic sweets. Find everything from jumbo jelly beans to Whirly Pops to bacon-scented lip balm at this throwback delight.
200 South County Line RoadHobart, IN 46342
From September through October, County Line Orchard is a charming destination for picking apples or exploring intricate corn mazes.
Antiquers are drawn to the quaint shops and old architecture in the downtown district—browse dolls, vintage linen, ’50s kitsch and much more.